Yoga and Mindfulness when you don’t have time!

Yoga and Mindfulness when you don’t have time!

A common excuse for many when it comes to well-being, is that we don’t have the time, and if you notice in these ideas below, Yoga and Mindfulness are more just than attention and movement: They’re also about living with purpose and social connection.

Taking just a few moments out of your hectic daily schedule can be as simple as:

  • paying attention to your in-breath and out-breath
  • spreading your toes and exploring the sensations of your feet
  • circling your shoulders in time with your breath
  • letting your jaw go slack and noticing the difference
  • rooting down into your sitting bones, feeling your chest lift, and lengthening your spine
  • driving, eating, and drinking with attention and awareness
  • leading with your chest as you move rather than with your nose, and connecting to the sensations of walking and breathing
  • tensing (on the inhale) and releasing (exhale) parts of your body starting with your feet, and working your way up, noticing the sensations
  • journaling what you are grateful for and your successes and setting positive intentions for what’s ahead
  • doing one thing at a time with your full attention and awareness
  • getting up every 30 minutes when seated to do a standing stretch
  • noticing your moods and thoughts (whether distracted or negative), and reciting positive affirmations
  • becoming aware of how you non-verbally communicate with your body language and facial expressions – smile more!
  • doing an act of kindness or giving appreciation to others

Tristessa Moore is a registered Yoga Therapist (CNHC): /

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